CRITICAL METHODOLOGY OF MEDIA LITERACY
A Kantian Analysis
The objective of this study is to analyze critical methodology of media literacy presented by Center for Media Literacy (CML) and James Potter, and derive the meaning of reflection connoted in it. This study proposes three principles of reflection based on Kant’s concept of reflective judgment: logical plurality of information, ethical value of practice, and possibility of realizing common good. A reflective literacy based on this basic framework is ultimately directed to the thought process of establishing ourselves a coherent and universal principle about arbitrary and variable information. This study complements the individualized and strategized method of information interpretation by restoring the reflective meaning and principles that is excluded from CML’s and Porter’s media literacy model.
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